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Unvaccinated death toll, impending execution, anti-abortion laws and more

This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and Oklahoma City Democratic Senator Julia Kirt, sitting in for Ryan Kiesel, about health officials' announcement that 6,200 people needlessly died this year because they chose not to get vaccinated, the Pardon and Parole Board sets the state up for its first execution since 2015 and Gov. Kevin Stitt traveled to the U.S. border along with eleven other Republican governors.

The trio also discusses news of an Oklahoma County judge striking down two anti-abortion bills but keeping three intact to take place Nov. 1, and the new chairman of Epic Charter Schools' governing board telling lawmakers he welcomes oversight.

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Michael Cross has been with KOSU since 2008, working as the state capitol bureau chief for seven years, as well as KOSU's student coordinator. While he still keeps up with the capitol and does some reporting, his roles have changed. As of October 2014, he's now the host of KOSU's Morning Edition.
For more than two decades, Neva Hill has been a political commentator for KOSU.